Truscott is located coast on the salt plains of
the Anjo Peninsula in Western Australia in Australia.
During the Pacific War, Truscott Airfield was built at this location to support RAAF aerial operations in this area.
On July 20, 1944 a reconnaissance Ki-46 Dinah 1059 was detected by radar and reached the Truscott area before it was intercepted and shot down by Spitfires from No. 54 Squadron. Although it dropped no ordnance, this intrusion was listed as "air raid no. 1 Truscott" or "raid no. 1 Truscott" in some wartime records.
Wartime airfield, disused since the war.
Ki-46-II Dinah Manufacture
Pilot Izuka shot down July 20, 1944. Last Japanese
aircraft shot down over Australian mainland
C-53 Skytrooper Serial
Pilot Vandiver crashed February 26, 1942
North of the airfield there was/is another B-24 that force landed unable to make the runway. Heavily corroded by salt.
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October 23, 2019